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2019

YOJI KURI's Crazy House

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June 8(Sat) - June 30(Sun)

Yoji Kuri has been superhumanly creating an ever-growing oeuvre, including over 800 pieces of animation, 3,000 drawings, since 1956. This exhibition will introduce the imaginative world of Yoji Kuri.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 80th Exhibition: Graphic Design in Japan 2019

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June 20(Thu) - August 7(Wed)

To commemorate the publication of design annual “Graphic Design in Japan 2019”, JAGDA showcases the latest graphic designs from general merchandises, advertising campaigns, to spatial design and more.

Styles of Play:The History of Merrymaking in Art

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June 26(Wed) - August 18(Sun)

“We are all born to play.” This famous line is from the Ryojin Hisho, a late twelfth-century collection of popular songs. In that spirit, this exhibition focuses on play, amusements, merrymaking as a theme in art. Games like sugoroku, a board game related to backgammon, or karuta, playing card games, dance, even fashion: men and women always become enthusiastically absorbed in enjoying all sorts of amusements. But their content changes over time. In this exhibition, famous seventeenth-century paintings and prints on the subject of recreation guide us to a deeper understanding of play in human life. Our fore-bearers made merry, sometimes artlessly, sometimes languorously. Let us imagine what merrymaking meant for them and what their secrets were for enjoying life in the floating world. ※There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition

Stephen .J. Hill Photo Exhibition -Black Street, White Steam

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Stephen J. Hill is a photographer and art director based in New York City. He photographs in the tradition of street photography while utilizing a graphic style and a sense of humor. The work shown is from the series “Black Street, White Steam.”

SENSE OF HUMOR

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March 15(Fri) - June 30(Sun)

Katsumi Asaba, an art director who continues to lead the times, will serve as exhibition director. This exhibition introduces documents and found objects that have inspired Asaba, along with the works of designers and artists who share his sense of humor and put them under a single roof. By looking at shapes and expressions of humor from across ages and borders, we can rediscover the humor that surrounds us in our day-to-day lives.

YOJI KURI's Crazy House

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June 8(Sat) - June 30(Sun)

Yoji Kuri has been superhumanly creating an ever-growing oeuvre, including over 800 pieces of animation, 3,000 drawings, since 1956. This exhibition will introduce the imaginative world of Yoji Kuri.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 80th Exhibition: Graphic Design in Japan 2019

MORE INFORMATION

June 20(Thu) - August 7(Wed)

To commemorate the publication of design annual “Graphic Design in Japan 2019”, JAGDA showcases the latest graphic designs from general merchandises, advertising campaigns, to spatial design and more.

Styles of Play:The History of Merrymaking in Art

MORE INFORMATION

June 26(Wed) - August 18(Sun)

“We are all born to play.” This famous line is from the Ryojin Hisho, a late twelfth-century collection of popular songs. In that spirit, this exhibition focuses on play, amusements, merrymaking as a theme in art. Games like sugoroku, a board game related to backgammon, or karuta, playing card games, dance, even fashion: men and women always become enthusiastically absorbed in enjoying all sorts of amusements. But their content changes over time. In this exhibition, famous seventeenth-century paintings and prints on the subject of recreation guide us to a deeper understanding of play in human life. Our fore-bearers made merry, sometimes artlessly, sometimes languorously. Let us imagine what merrymaking meant for them and what their secrets were for enjoying life in the floating world. ※There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition

SENSE OF HUMOR

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March 15(Fri) - June 30(Sun)

Katsumi Asaba, an art director who continues to lead the times, will serve as exhibition director. This exhibition introduces documents and found objects that have inspired Asaba, along with the works of designers and artists who share his sense of humor and put them under a single roof. By looking at shapes and expressions of humor from across ages and borders, we can rediscover the humor that surrounds us in our day-to-day lives.

Stephen .J. Hill Photo Exhibition -Black Street, White Steam

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Stephen J. Hill is a photographer and art director based in New York City. He photographs in the tradition of street photography while utilizing a graphic style and a sense of humor. The work shown is from the series “Black Street, White Steam.”

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